A commitment to building an anti-racist, diverse, equitable, & inclusive business.
At Midnight Studio, my mission is to encourage people to express their true, authentic selves through art and creativity. I am committed to working towards a world where
everyone feels safe to be who they truly are. I have signed the Anti-Racist Small Business Pledge and am actively investing in and working to build an equitable, inclusive, anti-racist company from the inside out. I acknowledge systemic racism exists, I believe that Black Lives matter and I do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any and all aspects of my business.
+ I will invest in my anti-racism education, and my team’s education in the future.
+ I will create a diverse and inclusive community, allow conflict, welcome discussion, and ensure my communities are moderated to protect marginalized people.
+ I will invest in the Black community through hiring employees, contractors and more.
If you run a small business and are interested in taking this pledge or learning more, please visit https://helloseven.co/townhall-2/ to watch the town hall and learn about how to actively commit to making progress in the fight for racial justice and equality.
Further Reading, Watching & Listening
Black Lives Matter – the movement to fight for freedom, liberation and justice
Re-educate – a free monthly subscription to activism
The Difference Between Being “Not Racist’ and being Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi TedTalk
The Greatest White Privilege is Life Itself – article by Ibram X. Kendi
Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community – Sunshine Behavioral Health
Decolonise your Book Shelves – Ally Henny
Films & Documentaries to Educate Yourself on Racism and Black Oppression – Isabella Silvers
12 Great Podcasts That Discuss Race & Racism – Oprah Winfrey
How to Deconstruct Racism One Headline at a Time – Baratunde Thurston